Sunday, August 14, 2011

Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt threatens the military not to interfere in the creation of the new constitution

The "mostly secular" Muslim Brotherhood is telling the Egyptian military to back off in deciding who is eligible to be part of the writing of the constitution.  The MB does not want the military deciding anything, they want the exclusive rights to do the drafting.  Of course, with only one group in charge, the constitution will end up being not so much a constitution as we know it, but a mandate for sharia and the enshrinement of Islam as the only accepted religion.  Their plan is right on track, and soon we shall have to deal with a government which, at it's core operates as a sworn enemy of the West and Israel.  If Obama is still the POTUS it will be interesting to watch him twist in the wind.

From AP/Yahoo August 13

Egypt's Islamists challenge military rulers

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's largest political group, the Muslim Brotherhood, warned the country's military rulers Saturday not to interfere in the writing of a new constitution.
The statement from the Brotherhood marks the first time the Islamist group has directly challenged Egypt's ruling military council since the ouster of former President Hosni Mubarak in February.
Rest assured, not the last time.
The group's stand was prompted by comments from a senior government official this week that the military council will soon set out certain principles outlining who is eligible to draft a new constitution. The Brotherhood also fears the military is trying to enshrine a political role for itself in the constitution.
The drawing up of a new constitution is a topic of intense debate in Egypt.
Parliamentary elections are slated for later this year, and the Brotherhood and its fellow Islamists are expected to do well at the polls. That would likely give them a dominant voice in appointing the committee that will draft a new constitution.
Liberals fear that an Islamist-dominated committee will produce a document that serves only the Islamists' agenda.
Islamists, meanwhile, fear that specifying a political role for the army in the country's public life would curb their own ability to shape Egypt's future. Liberals are concerned by the prospect of a military role in public life because it would run counter to their hopes of having a country governed in full by civilian rulers. 

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